My homemade hummingbird feeders have one drawback: The straws I used were big enough to allow hornets to walk right through them. So today, I added bee guards.
I used a little piece of tulle cloth, a felt target, and a smaller straw (one small enough to fit inside the original straw).
I couldn’t make my camera focus on this, but it’s just tulle wrapped around the end of the straw.
Add the target.
Glue in place.
Trim the tulle. Trim off excess straw, and add glue to the back.
And voila! A bee guard. 😀
Now your hummingbirds are less likely to have to deal with this. Hummingbird vs Hornet